You need cholesterol to be healthy!

Image Credit: Flickr / Eva Blue

Image Credit: Flickr / Eva Blue

By: Rachel Volfberg,

True Activist.

We have been lied to folks. For most of our lives we have been told by people who should know, that fat and cholesterol are bad for us. We have been told that cholesterol causes weight problems and most importantly heart problems. That it is a dire necessity to keep your cholesterol numbers down and eat little or no of what they call “bad” cholesterol. But it was all a lie! “Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease,” says Dr. George V. Mann, M.D., professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. “That myth is the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century.” Cholesterol does NOT hurt the heart at all. Instead it helps the body function and especially the brain.

A lack of cholesterol can keep the brain from functioning as it should. And without Cholesterol the brain cannot heal from other toxins we take in daily that damage it. (More on these toxins later) What is more, we have Cholesterol lowering drugs pushed on us that damage our health and damage our brains. “This drug makes women stupid.” – Dr. Orli Etingin, vice chairman of medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, commented on Lipitor, an anti cholesterol drug. He was speaking at a luncheon concerning women and the brain. And gentlemen it is not just women who get stupid on these drugs. Anti-cholesterol drugs all deprive the brain of what it needs to function properly.

“If you deprive cholesterol from the brain, then you directly affect the machinery that triggers the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters affect the data-processing and memory functions.”, Said professor Shin a biophysics professor at Iowa State University “In other words — how smart you are and how well you remember things.” According to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, cholesterol actually helps increase production of an important component of the nervous system that makes possible proper nerve cell communication, and stops us from developing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Yeon-Kyun Shin, says the results of his study show that anti-cholesterol drugs also keep the brain from making cholesterol which is vital to efficient brain function. Without Cholesterol our memories start breaking up and our ability to think for ourselves declines. We become highly suggestible and easy to control.

“The brain is largely cholesterol, much of it in the myelin sheaths that insulate nerve cells and in the synapses that transmit nerve impulses. Some doctors theorize that lowering cholesterol could slow the connections that facilitate thought and memory. Statins may also lead to the formation of abnormal proteins seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.”This according to the Wall street Journal.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Germany fed a group of mice with PMD a high-cholesterol diet for six weeks, as well as another group of PMD mice a low-cholesterol diet. Those on the high-cholesterol diet stopped experiencing cognitive decline, while the low-cholesterol mice continued to get worse.

In an article in the journal Nature Medicine Gayatri Devi, an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine says “the changes started to occur within six weeks of starting the statin, and the cognitive abilities returned very quickly when they went off” (the statin). “cognitive effects (fuzzy thinking and memory loss) are the second most common problem, after muscle aches, reported by patients to the Statin Effect Study at the University of California, San Diego.” Other studies and patients quoted in the article cite the same results.

Did we notice the muscle aches? This is the beginning of damage to the muscular system. So not only does a lack of cholesterol effect the brain but it effects the whole body negatively. “Cholesterol acts to interlock ‘lipid molecules,’ which stabilize cell membranes,” “[C]holesterol is a vital building block for all bodily tissues. Lowering such a vital molecule is absurdity. To illustrate, imagine that your house represents your body and the nails holding it together cholesterol. Now start pulling each and every nail out of the house. What happens? The house turns to a pile of rubble. The same is true for the human body.” Quote from Shane Ellison, M.S., in his book Health Myths Exposed.

A researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University Steve Riechman, showed that after fairly vigorous workouts, participants who had gained the most muscle mass also had higher levels of so called “bad” cholesterol. So the LDL cholesterol is needed for gaining muscle and losing weight! “People often say, ‘I want to get rid of all my bad (LDL) cholesterol,’ but the fact is, if you did so, you would die,” the Texas A&M professor said. “Everyone needs a certain amount of both LDL and HDL in their bodies. We need to change this idea of LDL always being the evil thing — we all need it, and we need it to do its job.”

Cholesterol does not hurt the heart or cause heart attacks. It does help the brain to function and heal from toxins and other injuries. Without adequate amounts of cholesterol we have trouble remembering and thinking clearly. We become easy to manipulate and control. And without cholesterol our bodies do not function properly and begin to fall apart. So why would anyone want us to lower our cholesterol. Seems pretty clear to. So think about it!

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